Kangaroo notebook: a novel
In the last novel written before his death in 1993, one of Japan's most distinguished novelists proffered a surreal vision of Japanese society that manages to be simultaneously fearful and jarringly funny. The narrator ofKangaroo Notebookwakes on morning to discover that his legs are growing radish sprouts, an ailment that repulses his doctor but provides the patient with the unusual ability to snack on himself. In short order, Kobo Abe's unraveling protagonist finds himself hurtling in a hospital bed to the very shores of hell. Abe has assembled a cast of oddities into a coherent novel, one imbued with unexpected meaning. Translated from the Japanese by Maryellen Toman Mori. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Kangaroo notebook:: a novelUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This is the last novel Abe wrote before his death in 1993. One of Japan's leading authors, best known for Women in the Dunes (1965), Abe leads us through a surreal adventure with a man who has ... Read full review
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My favorite Abe book ever. Read it in 1 night. Absurdist and amazing. Read full review